U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry stopped eight persons over the weekend with active warrants for their arrest as the attempted to enter the United States.

Between 7 a.m. Friday and 12:30 a.m. Monday, officers apprehended:

Marlon Manuel Gonzalez-Lopez, a 26-year-old male Mexican citizen, and resident of Tijuana for a no bail felony warrant for marijuana smuggling, issued at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The subject turned himself in to CBP officers upon arriving at the border crossing.

Juan Manuel Ceballos-Ceballos, a 23-year-old male Mexican citizen from Jalisco, Mexico for a no bail felony warrant for a dangerous drugs offense, issued at the request of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. The CBP officer identified the fugitive as an imposter to the U.S. passport he presented for entry into the U.S. Officers confirmed his actual identity and the warrant through fingerprint identification.

Alonso Montes, a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen, and resident of Tijuana, for a no bail felony warrant for a family offense, issued at the request of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. After the CBP officer received the fugitive’s U.S. passport, a query of law enforcement databases revealed the warrant.

John Paul Villamar, a 28-year-old male Philippines citizen, and resident of San Diego, for a no bail felony warrant for larceny, issued at the request of the Department of Public Safety Parole and Probation in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the CBP officer received the fugitive’s U.S. permanent resident card, a query of law enforcement databases revealed the warrant.

Audreyna Rodriguez, a 32-year-old female U.S. citizen, and resident of Oceanside, Calif., for a $40,000 bail felony warrant for burglary, issued at the request of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The fugitive arrived at the port and orally claimed to be a U.S. citizen, providing the CBP officer with her California identification. A query of law enforcement databases revealed the warrant.

Raymundo Marquez Vela, a 23-year-old male U.S. citizen, and resident of Guadalajara, Mexico, for a no bail felony warrant for homicide from Portland, Oregon, issued at the request of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. The fugitive surrendered to CBP officers immediately upon arrival at the border crossing.

Jesus Alvarez, a 49-year-old male U.S. citizen, and resident of Alta Loma, Calif., for no bail felony warrant for parole violation, issued at the request of the California Department of Corrections. The fugitive arrived at the port and orally claimed to be a U.S. citizen, providing the CBP officer with his California identification. A query of law enforcement databases revealed the warrant.

Octavio Esparza Cholico, a 29-year-old male Mexican citizen and resident of Long Beach, Washington, for a $105,000 bail felony warrant for traffic offense, issued at the request of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. The fugitive arrived at the border crossing as a passenger in a pickup truck and presented the CBP officer with his permanent resident card. A query of law enforcement databases revealed the warrant.

In each case, CBP officers took custody of the fugitive and booked them into a San Diego-area jail to await extradition to the proper law enforcement authority.

In fiscal year 2009, CBP officers at the ports of entry along the California/Mexico border apprehended 1,925 persons with active warrants for their arrest.

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